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China extends holiday to contain virus as death toll rises

BEIJING (AP) - China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the...

Houston mayor, others help residents after deadly blast

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston’s mayor and others say they will work to provide assistance to residents whose homes were damaged after a massive explosion...

Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return home

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and...

Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democratic presidential candidates roared back into Iowa on Saturday touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in...

Hong Kong declares virus emergency, 2-week school closure

BEIJING (AP) - Hong Kong has declared the outbreak of a new virus an emergency and will close primary and secondary schools for two...

Social controls, SARS experience help China close off cities

BEIJING (AP) - Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries...

Matteo Salvini seeks power in Rome through regional victory

MILAN (AP) - Matteo Salvini is betting that the road to Rome runs through Emilia-Romagna. The right-wing populist leader is campaigning hard for his...

China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns

BEIJING (AP) - China is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to treating patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened...

China expands lockdowns to 25M people to halt viral outbreak

BEIJING (AP) - China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass around 25 million people Friday to try to contain a deadly new virus...

Mayor, police pledge action after deadly Seattle shooting

SEATTLE (AP) - A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this...